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Common Error In English : APPROACH

- He approached to the students in the canteen and ate together with them. (X)

- He approached the students in the canteen and ate together with them. (V)

Kata "approach" (mendekati - seseorang/sesuatu) tidak diikuti oleh "to"
--- approach somebody/something......

Common Error In English : APART FROM

- Apart of his minor mistakes, he helped people a lot in this community. (X)

- Apart from his minor mistakes, he helped people a lot in this community. (V)

"Apart from" bukan "apart of"



Common Error In English : ANXIOUS

- I'm anxious for knowing the test result. (X)

- i'm anxious to know the rest result. (V)

Kata "anxious" hendaknya diikuti oleh "to" bila yang diinginkan ialah "anxious to do something".

Tetapi,

Bila yang diinginkan ialah "anxious for somebody to do something" maka kalimatnya menjadi :

- She was anxious for my test result.

Common Error In English : ANSWER

- I think it is a good answer for this problem. (X)

- i think it is a good answer to this problem. (V)

Kata "answer" terhadap sesuatu hal hendaknya diikuti "to" bukan "for". Atau kalau di bahasa Indonesia kira-kira seperti ini : ........ jawaban atas permasalahan/persoalan....


Tetapi :

- I don't think she will answer to my phone. (X)

- I don't think she will answer my phone. (V)

- I'm sorry for not answering to your letter earlier. (X)

- I'm sorry for not answering your letter earlier. (V)

"Answer" terhadap seseorang atau sesuatu tidak diikuti oleh "to", atau kalau dalam bahasa Indonesia kira-kira seperti ini : .........tidak menjawab panggilan telepon/surat dll.

Common Error In English : ANOTHER

- The government has another importants rules to manage this project. (X)

- The government has other importants rules to manage this project. (V)

Penggunaan "another" diikuti oleh "singular" : another problem; another mistake.

Penggunaan "other" diikuti oleh "plural" : other problems; other mistakes.



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